Mental Health and Corrections


Assignment Details

You will select 1 of the 6 topics for your Discussion Board (DB). Please read the instructions for the DB assignments carefully because they are different from your other classes that you have had DBs in.

Selecting one of the six topics, you will be required to submit a 300-word minimum main topic posting. Your initial posting should be analytical, persuasive, or reflective in nature. Keep in mind that you will be choosing a different topic for your Individual Project (IP). Please add your references to the main topic posting (required). You are encouraged to do research on the topic from other resources. You will be responding to a minimum of 3 classmates for this assignment. Each classmate’s response should be a minimum of 100 words per response. Your option is to respond to postings that concern your main topic selection, or you may respond to postings from classmates that have to do with one of the other two topics.

The following topics come from the reading assignments for this week and are all located in the AIU online Library:

Topic 1: Mental Disorders on Admission to Jail: A Study of Prevalence and a Comparison With a Community Sample in the North of France

Fovet, T., Plancke, L., Amariei, A., Benradia, I., Carton, F., Sy, A., Kyheng, M., Tasniere, G., Amad, A., Danel, T., Thomas, P., & Roelandt, J. (2020). Mental disorders on admission to jail: A study of prevalence and a comparison with a community sample in the north of France. European Psychiatry, 63(1).

Topic 2: Comparing For-Profit and Nonprofit Mental Health Services in County Jails

Comartin, E., Nelson, V., Hambrick, N., Kubiak, S., Sightes, E., & Ray, B. (2020). Comparing for-profit and nonprofit mental health services in county jails. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 48(2), 320–329.

Topic 3: Correctional Mental Health Administration

Tamburello, A., Kaldany, H., & Dickert, J. (2017). Correctional mental health administration. International Review of Psychiatry, 29(1), 3–10.

Topic 4: Making Change Happen in Criminal Justice Settings: Leveraging Implementation Science to Improve Mental Health Care

Zielinski, M. J., Allison, M. K., Brinkley-Rubinstein, L., Curran, G., Zaller, N. D., & Kirchner, J. A. E. (2020). Making change happen in criminal justice settings: Leveraging implementation science to improve mental health care. Health and Justice, 8, 21.

Topic 5: Correctional Officer Mental Health: Surviving on the Inside

Chamberlain, M. (2020). Correctional officer mental health: Surviving on the inside. American Jails, 34(2), 37–39. 

Topic 6: Mental Health: A Little Advice

Calhoun, M. W. (2019). Mental health: A little advice. American Jails, 32(6), 5–71.

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